Juxtapositioning the genres keeps away the boredom.
So far, I’ve mentioned at least two book genres; the biography and the short story anthology. I also mentioned one of the greatest writers of all time, Ms Jane Austen. Or, at least I consider her to be one of the greats since the time prophetic words of wisdom were being transcribed by studious and attentive scribes and the work of the Greek philosophers and classicists. The Prophet Mohamed, Peace Be upon Him, even had his own scholars to put down in writing what he experienced by way of Revelations from the great Almighty.
Jesus Christ, some creative playwrights and song writers were audacious enough to brand Him as a Superstar, had His own scribes too. And it’s nice to know that the ties that bind us all together is the literature that takes us all the way back to the Father Abraham. I’m supposed to be chatting to you about books I’m reading, but let me get this off of my chest right now before I never have another chance to do so.
I mention them in alphabetical order just to be fair. What do Christianity, Judaism and Islam have in common? Among the many things to do with faith, religion and human and spiritual love, devout Christians, Jews and Muslims recognize that Abraham is a father to us all. It was from him that a long line of ascendants followed. Judaism is the ancient religion. After Christ was Crucified, the seeds He planted grew into Christianity.
Islam is still the new religion. As we speak, it continues to grow. And long may it. In the present I dismiss out of hand the ignorance that manifests itself among any men and women who profess themselves to be from one of the three faiths just mentioned. Those of you with spiritual leanings of your own can come up with numerous examples of such ignorance which in many cases has resulted in tragedies of epic proportions.
As I seem to recall, it took a great Muslim Emperor to put the corrupt Crusaders in their place in the Middle East. But many centuries later the entire world’s people, no matter what their religion, man and especially woman, or where they are from is dealing with the scourge of the deranged men who call themselves the true harbingers of the Prophet Muhammad – PBUH. A true scholar will tell you that their actions are far, far removed from the truth.
The same goes for those who misappropriate the texts of the other aforementioned religions.
Wow. And I was going to be talking about books that I’m reading. Oh well. But I’m glad I’ve put my inch in sideways at least. Women don’t often get a chance to have their say on religion. Anyway, that being said, I’m still reading Jane Austen. I’m reading not one, but two of her classic stories at the moment; Mansfield Park and Sense & Sensibility. I’m also reading Charles Dickens’ A Tale of Two Cities, quite a universal classic if ever there was one.
Then there’s my spiritual reading matter on my bedside table. Hmm, what else? I decided to have a go at the American modern classic. This time around I’m reading Saul Bellows’ short novel, Seize the Day. And girls, long may it last.
Greed is good.
Or; food, glorious food. Or; please sir, can I have some more. Or even – surely you’ve heard your mum repeat this to you at some stage in